JW7

JW7 1 year, 6 months ago on Wilbanks, Jones speak piece on charter school amendment

Let's take a look at the "World Ranking." "Two of the three major international tests—the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study and the Trends in International Math and Science Study—break down student scores according to the poverty rate in each school. The tests are given every five years. Recent results (2006) showed the following: students in U.S. schools where the poverty rate was less than 10 percent ranked first in reading, first in science, and third in math. When the poverty rate was 10 percent to 25 percent, U.S. students still ranked first in reading and science. But as the poverty rate rose still higher, students ranked lower and lower. Twenty percent of all U.S. schools have poverty rates over 75 percent..The problem is not public schools; it is poverty." How is amending the Georgia constitution going to solve the problem of poverty? Do you really think school systems are responsible for helping an adult keep a job? It seems to me that some people are blaming schools and districts on all the ills of society.

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